We arrived into Chiusi by night train from Munich, then took a 90 minute bus ride to the Siena train station. From there we took a cab to Antica Residenza Cicogna which in my opinion was worth the 12.50Euro (including tip) cost not to have to slog luggage through the rabbit warren cobble stoned streets. We arrived early at 09:45 to a friendly greeting, and were welcomed to leave our luggage upstairs (about 15 or 18 steps) by the kitchen area. We were offered and accepted cappuccino’s and breakfast items which I thought was very generous. As we were tired and in was a bit rainy out we just sat and used the wifi until our room was ready around 11:45. We paid 100Euro per night including breakfast and stayed for three nights Oct 26-29, 2012. Liberty room is the first room off the kitchen area; it was very nice and clean. There is a good amount of room around the bed with two chairs, a small table, luggage rack, a large square ottoman thing, two small night tables, TV and a large wardrobe. The lighting was pretty good. There was a large window with shutters overlooking a small street – it was very quiet when the window was closed. I first thought the room was wallpapered but it is like a plaster stencil on the walls – very pretty. There is also a beautiful ‘frescoed’ ceiling. The wrought iron bed frame with white shears had a comfortable firm mattress with good quality sheets but only two pillows, a blanket and bedspread. The bathroom is a decent size with pedestal sink, bidet, toilet and decent size shower. There were good quality towels – bathmat and two each bath sheets, hand towels and bidet towels. They also supplied a hair dryer, plastic cups, shower cap, shower/hair bath gel. The AC unit in room and bathroom fan both functioned well. From the room you can hear people coming in and leaving the other rooms, and some kitchen noise but overall, is very quiet (dependent on the courtesy of your neighbours of course). When the window is closed you cannot hear normal street noises – we could hear some music from the wine bar downstairs and across the street but only on the Saturday night and only until just past 11pm so it was fine. The breakfast buffet was presented well and certainly had enough variety so satisfy all needs. It was no problem to ask for second or third cups of cappuccino, espresso, etc. The kitchen area was supplied with tea and instant coffee supplies, water and dish of hard candy at all times. Also a nice jar of biscotti and a bottle of Italian sweet wine with little plastic glasses – a nice touch we thought. We had no trouble accessing wifi in the common area and in our room; it was a bit slow but no complaints. They also have a computer free for use if you don't have a laptop, and a book exchange area which is always appreciated. The staff were all helpful and courteous. The location is perfectly central to the old town of Siena and the front door charmingly located under a stone arch way. We would certainly stay here again and would recommend it to friends and family.
Some rooms are on the main floor but you still have to walk up the stairs to get to the kitchen area...
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